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Pastors Corner

The last time I wrote to you, I was reflecting on the value of Eucharistic Adoration. It is wonderful that both our parishes offers opportunities for Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament regularly.

At Holy Spirit every Tuesday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. there is Vespers (Evening Prayer) with Adoration. At St. Helen’s every First Friday of the month also at 6:00 p.m. there is a Holy Hour which features Adoration.

How fitting as we enter into the week of Thanksgiving that we can continue to focus on the Eucharist. After all, Eucharist means thanksgiving. Through it we both remember the loving action of God accepting the sacrifice of his Son on the Cross for us and offer to God our worship as a act of thanksgiving for the love we have received.

As the preface of the Mass reminds us just as we prepare to enter into the Eucharistic Prayer, “It is right and just, our duty and our salvation,” to give thanks to God. It centers our attention on God and gives focus to our efforts to offer thanks to God for all that God has done for us.

This Thanksgiving let us not simply say thank you to God nor should we briefly acknowledge the grace of God poured into our lives but let us whole-heartedly lift up our hearts in praise and thanksgiving for all God has done for us. Let our voices resound with praise! Let our minds and hearts be fixed on the One who has so loved us.

Thank you Jesus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!